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Growing up on A Cattle Ranch in the American Southwest

Book - 2002
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The first female justic e of the U.S. Supreme Court describes her childhood on a ranch on the Arizona-New Mexico border.
Publisher: New York : Random House, 2002
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375507243
0375507248
Branch Call Number: BIOGRAPHY 347.73263 OCONNOR 2002
Characteristics: xiv, 318 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Additional Contributors: Day, H. Alan

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Ronald Reagan appointed Sandra Day O’Connor to the Supreme Court in 1981 where she served until retiring in 2006. Her memoir details her childhood growing up on a remote ranch in eastern Arizona but does not go into any great detail about her life as a justice. However, what it does describe are ... Read More »

What was it in Sandra Day O'Connor's background and early life that helped make her the woman she is today-the first female justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and one of the most powerful women in America? This is the story of the Day family and of growing up on the harsh yet beautiful land of th... Read More »


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PimaLib_StephanieM Jun 01, 2015

It was worth enduring the folksy and often repetetive narrative to get an intimate and honest glimpse of life on a cattle ranch in Arizona and New Mexico in the first half of the 20th century. O'Connor and her brother, H. Alan Day, make no attempt to glamorize or otherwise soften the harsh realities of ranch life. The book was obviously not edited much outside the Day family (thus the repetition and other editorial quirks) and I think this preserved the candid and affectionate quality of the narrative.

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